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# The terminal speed of a 70-kg skydiver in spread-eagle

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Classical Mechanics | 0th Edition

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Problem 2.29

The terminal speed of a 70-kg skydiver in spread-eagle position is around 50 m/s (about 115 mi/h). Find his speed at times t = 1, 5, 10, 20, 30 seconds after he jumps from a stationary balloon. Compare with the corresponding speeds if there were no air resistance.

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